Sunday, November 3, 2019


Who was able to keep track of all the fun events that went on this week?! I have to admit, I barely did. Minimum days and parent-teacher conferences, dress-up days for Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, Color Run Jog-a-Thon, and parent volunteers teaching us about Diwali and Dia de Los Muertos all happened this week! And we had a blast! Thank you to all the families and friends who donated their time to make this week successful!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

October News

Neila was Student of the Week from 10/14-10/18. Her mom, Jasmina, came to read her favorite book Pete the Cat.
We also had Isabel as our Student of the Week from 10/21-10/24. Her mom, Iris, came to be our Mystery Reader and read Green Eggs and Ham.
Our field trip to the California State Railroad Museum was a success! Students had fun playing, learning, and comparing today's transportation versus long ago. 

Armaan's mom, Kiran, came in to teach us about Diwali. We made diyas and learned about the "festival of lights."

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Week of 9/30

First graders worked very hard on their 3D maps! From designing, building, and painting, they put so much effort in and they turned out great! To see all the first grade maps, go to our Google Photos Album.

Students also presented the Kindness Capes they made in Kind Kids Club to kindergarteners and TK students.
Camila was our Student of the Week. Her mom, Wendy, came and read to our class as Mystery Reader. She read the hilarious book Dragons Love Tacos.
The day before Fall Break, we made applesauce, had our PJ party, and hung out with our 3rd grade buddies!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Week of 9/23

As part of our new math curriculum, students are practicing explaining their reasoning with math problems. Many students have different approaches and strategies to solving problems, so they are encouraged to teach their strategy to the class. Here is Liam showing his reasoning. More videos are in the Google class album.

This is a class of writers this year! Students really have so much fun sharing their writing pieces. There is a video of Adrani cracking the rest of the class up with his story and another of Aviraj using our graphic organizer to practice narrative writing. Other students' writing videos are in the album, too!

Aarsh had a great week in class! It was his birthday and he was Student of the Week! He did a great job presenting!

Ammabel's homework box was "Shh...It's a Surprise!" She created questions for the class to guess a mystery object. Good work, Ammabel!

Weekend Fun

Fletcher, Wyatt, and Aaden played soccer on Saturday! What a great example of friendly competition and good sportsmanship:) As Sami Circuit would say, "You're awesome!"

Sunday, September 22, 2019


This class is so good at being in first grade! Students are doing such an amazing job. On Monday, we had our first Mystery Reader: Eli's Mom, Laura!
In writing, we continued to focus on beginning, middle, and ends in stories. Students also worked on writing with "Superhero SWAG." This writing Starts with a capital, is Written neatly, has A space between each word, and Gives punctuation at the end of each sentence. Here are a few writing samples, but check the photo album for all students who shared this week.

Students learned about the United States of America and continents of the world, hung out with their third grade buddies, and did some fall scarecrow art.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Week of 9/9

Our class earned a class party on Monday for earning 30 stars! Class stars are earned by everyone in the class showing respect, making good decisions, and solving problems at the same time. Students had the choices to play with toys in the toy cabinet, read, write, color, or relax with a movie. Way to go, firsties!

Abby kicked off our Student of the Week last week. Here is her wonderfully done "All About Me" poster.
In writing, students are learning about comics. We did a gallery walk (students kept their hands behind their backs with their voices low like a real museum). Our science units encompass our community and state.


Who was able to keep track of all the fun events that went on this week?! I have to admit, I barely did. Minimum days and parent-teacher co...